STRAWBALE / COB BENCH- Collaboration between RCAH/MSU & Peckham of E. Lansing

STRAWBALE / COB BENCH- Collaboration between RCAH/MSU & Peckham of E. Lansing

720 960 Strawbale Studio

Bench Making from natural materials ! This project is a  collaboration of Steve Baibaks art studio at the Residential College of Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI….and the Peckham Center’s Residentail Housing.  Steve and Deanne and Peckham residents created the bench shape of strawbales, then made a mix of clay-sand subsoil to cover the bales.  This earth plaster will dry, get another finish coat of plaster, then be sealed in oil for a durable finish.  More to come ! 

 

Bench to date ! Looking good 🙂
A frame plus metal/gravel foundation.
Strawbales tied and shaped to make a bench.
Strawbales covered with earthen plasters.
Shaping the clay/sand “Cob” mix to sculpt the Bench shape.
Almost finished shaping !

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